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Issue 98: Got Yeast?

Yeasts are single-celled organisms present in all of us, but when they start multiplying rapidly, look out. The yeast usually responsible for unhealthy effects is called Candida albicans. It can proliferate out of control, leading to yeast overdrive in various places in the body—especially when the body’s immune system is imbalanced.

You can find yeast imbalance in the mouth, the esophagus, the gut, the genitourinary area and other places. Here’s what happens. Yeast crowds out normal gut flora and changes the composition of gut enzymes and diminishes the gut’s ability to properly absorb nutrients.

Likewise, yeast releases toxins that are then absorbed through the gut, leading to unhealth. Yeasts can also cause allergic responses similar to hay fever allergies—caused by a special class of antibodies called IgE antibodies.

Yeast imbalance isn’t comfortable, either. It can lead to fatigue, irritability, gut cramping and bloating, sore/itchy throat, genitourinary unhealth and much more.

Need to balance your system—yeast-wise? Here are some suggestions:

Do:
Support your immune system
Eat a diet of healthy proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and probiotics
Avoid sugars and other unhealthy carbs
Avoid unnecessary medicines, especially broad-spectrum antibiotics and steroids
Manage stress
Maintain hormonal balance
Avoid unnecessary surgeries

Don’t: 
Eat a lot of sugary, high-carb foods
Stress yourself or your immune system
Overuse antibiotics
Overuse steroids
Deplete your enzyme levels or other important nutrients

Additionally, be sure to maintain balanced gut flora, a healthy digestive tract and a balanced immune system. All of these can go a long way in creating the yeast balance necessary for health.

 

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.


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